Ko-Ko the Kop (1927)
Article 5901 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Featuring Max Fleischer
What it is: Ko-Ko Kartoon
Ko-Ko is a kop who matches wits with an animated dog.
All the early Ko-Ko cartoons had him interacting with his live-action creator, so the shorts always had this slightly surreal air about them. This one actually does less along those lines, but an extended chase scene between the kop and the dog takes the reality-bending to Tex Avery extremes, where the external realities are often revealed to be facades that could be shifted, moved aside, and replaced by other ones. As a result, this is one of the most entertaining entries in the series. This one is recommended.
I’m a fan of Ko-ko so I’ll look forward to watching this one.